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Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter. Read Common Sense Media's The 5th Wave, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide. The 5th Wave. New York Times Bestseller; Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award; Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book. The 5th Wave (English Edition) e mais milhares de eBooks estão disponíveis na Loja Kindle. Saiba mais . The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave. Rick Yancey The Last Star: The Final Book of The 5th Wave. Rick Yancey.

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The 5th Wave is a young adult science fiction novel written by American author Rick Yancey. It was published on May 7, by G. P. Putnam's Sons. The novel is the first in The 5th Wave trilogy, followed by The Infinite Sea. . all "humans" are actually humans. Fifth wave: The Fifth wave is referenced in "The Last Star". The 5th Wave is a trilogy of young adult post-apocalyptic sci-fi novels written by American author Rick Yancey. The series started in May with the first book, The 5th Wave. A sequel titled The Infinite Sea was published in The trilogy concluded in with the final book, The Last Star. The 5th Wave; The Infinite Sea; The Last Star. Rate this book. Clear rating Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The novel is the first in The 5th Wave trilogy, followed by The Infinite Sea. .. The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3).

The 5th Wave emphasizes that, even in the unimaginable tragedy, every person matters. Each, however, struggles to do what's right for those they care about, even if it means personal sacrifice. Cassie is determined to be reunited with her little brother. Ben wants salvation after abandoning his sister. Evan wants to protect Cassie at all costs.

Ben felt that it would be safer to kill her first as it would lessen the chance of the bomb exploding and killing them all. Cassie argued that they should try to take it out and save her life. It seemed that Ben just decided to do it as he felt that there really was no other choice. Cassie went to him afterwards to tell him that there was a choice. She then realized that Ben didn't kill Megan after all and chose to try and get the bomb removed with her still alive.

Cassie chose to stay behind with Evan so that they could work together and remove the bomb. Ben was to take everyone else out of the hotel to a diner across the street for safety. Ben and Cassie had a moment to themselves where he told her that the Others made a mistake in not killing her first.

Cassie gave Ben a peck on the cheek and Ben responded by giving her a real kiss. Cassie then went and helped Evan remove the bomb, which was a very tense experience.

But, in the end, they succeeded and got the bomb out of Megan's throat sparing her life. However, Evan confided in them that Megan was most likely sent as a test. Not for them, but for himself, to see if Squad 53 had a Silencer on their side like Vosch suspected back at Camp Haven. To throw off Vosch, Evan made a plan to rig the explosion with CO 2 from a soda dispenser from the diner across the street of the hotel.

Ben and Poundcake volunteered to get it. Soon after they left, the hotel was attacked again and Evan realized that it was Grace who must've followed him.

Grace managed to corner both Cassie and Dumbo and moved them so that they all were in the room with Evan.


Cassie was worried for her brother and Grace played around with the fact that she might've hurt him. When Grace realized that Cassie was the human that Evan had been taken with, she mocked her and went to deeply kiss Evan in front of her. Soon though, Ben and Poundcake managed to come back and they helped drive Grace to run off and regroup. After Grace retreated, they saw that Poundcake had been fatally shot by her.

Soon, a chopper started to descend on the top of the hotel. They realized that they couldn't stay there and Evan told Cassie to take everyone and go to Grace's safe house where they would be safe and supplied. He told her of a pod that would descend there soon and to take it and 'end this'. He would stay behind and rig the Megan's bomb to eliminate the Silencers and Grace.

They all ran out of the hotel but Ben was hindered by his efforts to get Poundcake out of there. Dumbo told Ben that it was too late for him and Cassie watched as Ben had to regretfully set his friend down and continue on without him. They were a safe distance away when the hotel exploded in a flash of green light.

They were off in the wilderness outside the city. Cassie watched as Sam and Megan slept, Dumbo kept watch, and Ben quietly mourned for his friend Poundcake. They were all put on alert when something was heard coming closer. They looked to see that it was Evan, wounded but still alive.

While in the safe house, Cassie attempts to engage Evan Walker in a romantic display of affection. Evan refuses after he and Cassie fight, and Cassie questions where Evan's loyalty lies. Ben begins to worry about Ringer and he volunteers to head back for the city to look for her. Dumbo also volunteers to go. Cassie tries to talk Ben out of this as there is a chance that Ringer might be dead and he was heading out to die.

However, Ben insists that he has to go. When he leaves, Cassie tries to connect with Sam but he becomes closed off from her with Ben gone.

She begins to worry about Sam as he claims that he doesn't even remember what their mother looked like before she became sick. Not only that but she also discovers that he doesn't know his ABC's anymore and watches as he quickly and expertly knows how to put together and make a homemade bomb.

After Ben and Dumbo head out of Grace's safehouse to find Ringer and Teacup, Cassie continues to voice her concern for Sam, as he had forgotten his ABC's and his mother's face before she succumbed to the 3rd Wave, but was competent in the handling of firearms and making of bombs. Later, Ben had returned to the house with Ringer and a newcomer by the name of Constance. Dumbo had been killed back in the city by a Silencer.

When they are reunited, Cassie starts to see that Sam isn't the same timid little boy that she remembered. He has become harder and hostile. He keeps insisting to her that he's a soldier now and also rejects his bear which she has started to keep close by herself. She is also surprised to see how much Sam seems to follow after Ben and how loyal he seems to be to him.

Perhaps even more than he is to her. As they regrouped at Grace's safehouse, Cassie was even more shocked and disturbed that Sam was starting to forget how their parents looked like as well as the good memories of their lives before the waves. She even saw that Sam was not even able to remember the alphabet but knew how to assemble homemade bombs quickly and masterfully. However, he surprised her when he told her that he remembered their mother when he had shot a Silencer that was holding him hostage.

When she was leaving to try and rescue Evan from Vosch, she embraced Sam and shared a final memory with him, from when he was a small child of playing with him using a hose in the bright sunlight to make him 'chase rainbows'.

She then left him in Ben's care and hoped that he would take care of him and help him become more than the brutal soldier that he was shaping himself into. She was able to avenge his death when she went and shot Vosch in the head just like he had done to her father.

Cassie confirms that he is the Silencer who shot her after he takes down four soldiers by himself. Evan, however, is very injured in the process, and she removes the shrapnel while questioning him. He gives her insights about the invasion from his alien point of view and even shows her his "state of being" by entering her mind.

When Cassie heads into Camp Haven alone, he protects her from afar by sniping at enemy "infesteds". When the two are reunited, she runs into his arms and is overjoyed to see him again, and he strokes her hair, and calls her by his special nickname for her: He then goes back to level the base, promising her that he'll find her again.

When the two of them meet again Cassie went and shot him in the knee as "payback". She then quickly forgives him and they share a 'reunion' kiss which the squad sees. Cassie tries to defend Evan against the accusations of Ben on whether he really is there to help them or kill them. When Grace, another silencer that personally knows Evan, attacks the hotel Evan and Cassie are separated once again.

They are forced to say goodbye again and share another kiss. In the chaos of the attack the hotel is blown up with Poundcake, Grace and Evan still inside. At first, it is believed that none of them survived. At the end of book it is seen that Evan has survived as he limps out of the brush and is reunited with Cassie as well as the rest of the squad. When Cassie was alone in the woods, she often pulled out his yearbook picture and thought about him often.

The logical part of her mind accepted that Ben was dead she kept him alive in her mind's eye. Three or four during the day and a lot more at night, but never at dusk. Why people grabbed the beer and soda, the cash from the registers and safe, the rolls of lottery tickets, but left the two pallets of drinking water was beyond me.

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What were they thinking? Quick, grab the beer! The same disaster of spoilage, the same stench of rats and rotted food, the same fitful swirl of dust in the murky light pushing through the smudged windows, every out-of-place thing in its place, undisturbed.

Something was different. I was standing in the little pool of broken glass just inside the doorway. But I knew it. A hundred thousand years or so. But buried deep in our genes the memory remains: The wind whispers through the grass. A shadow flits between the trees. One minute it was hanging behind my back, the next it was in my hands, muzzle down, safety off.

Once I shot over the heads of a pack of feral dogs that had gotten a little too interested in my campsite. Another time nearly straight up, sighting the tiny, glowering speck of greenish light that was their mothership sliding silently across the backdrop of the Milky Way.

Okay, I admit that was stupid. I might as well have erected a billboard with a big arrow pointing at my head and the words yoo-hoo, here i am! After the rabbit experiment—it blew that poor damn bunny apart, turning Peter into this unrecognizable mass of shredded guts and bone—I gave up the idea of using the rifle to hunt. In the silence that had slammed down after the 4th Wave struck, the report of the rounds sounded louder than an atomic blast.

Still, I considered the M16 my bestest of besties. Always by my side, even at night, burrowed into my sleeping bag with me, faithful and true. But you can trust that your gun is still your gun. Shhh, Cassie. I should have bailed. That little voice had my back. That little voice is older than I am. I should have listened to that voice.

Instead, I listened to the silence of the abandoned store, listened hard.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – review

Something was close. I took a tiny step away from the door, and the broken glass crunched ever so softly under my foot. And then the Something made a noise, somewhere between a cough and a moan. It came from the back room, behind the coolers, where my water was.

It was obvious, a no-brainer. And the more you think about it, the more thinkable it becomes. Little old lady has to go. It tears us apart. It makes us that much easier to hunt down and eradicate. Whether it was one of them or an Aunt Tilly, I had to defend my turf. The only way to stay alive is to stay alone. I followed the sobbing coughs or coughing sobs or whatever you want to call them till I reached the door that opened to the back room.

Hardly breathing, on the balls of my feet. The door was ajar, the space just wide enough for me to slip through sideways. A metal rack on the wall directly in front of me and, to the right, the long narrow hallway that ran the length of the coolers. There were no windows back here. The only light was the sickly orange of the dying day behind me, still bright enough to hurl my shadow onto the sticky floor.

I crouched down; my shadow crouched with me. But I could hear whoever—or whatever—it was at the far end, coughing, moaning, and that gurgling sob. Either hurt badly or acting hurt badly, I thought. This is what life on Earth has become since the Arrival. Either way, I had to get up and turn that corner. So I got up. And I turned the corner. Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. Tente novamente mais tarde. I saw the film and for me it was better than the book.

I have tried to read it 2 or 3 times, but I always stop around pages in. Livro envolvente com uma narrativa diferenciada e surpreendente. Capa dura Compra verificada. A good book with some great moments that will make you want to read fast in order to know what happens at the end. Great alien invasion story. Compra verificada. What a take on an alien invasion. This book had me hooked by the 2nd chapter. I really enjoyed the different point of views. Especially the silencers.

Cassie was hilarious, feisty and strong. I loved the way she was able to think her way through almost any situation. Don't trust them or is it the opposite? I can never remember - The fact is, I lost my interest in its parts pretty fast. One word: And riffles. Way too much riffles. Okay, okay, I'm not fair. I just don't like him. He bores me. Also, view spoiler [when someone asks you if you remember something with loads of details, you just don't shrug and say no.

That's just rude XD. Everybody waves to Evan! Helloooooo Evan!! No, but really guy. This is not okay to lurk. You sure don't blow the candle and kiss her anyway. Who does that?! Oh, yes. A fucking psycho. Yes, even if you're in looooooove. By the way, don't act all righteous about it. It's called instalove and that's pretty common over there. You still stay an obsessive psycho to me.

That shit hurts! Well, that would be the boredom. Looking back, I think that Rick Yancey 's writing didn't do it for me. Oh, yeah, some parts were amazing and I have tons of quotes because the guy is pretty quotable. There's that. Yet I can't count how many times I felt bored to death only to end thinking after, hey, that was pretty cool.

That's why I think I liked more the idea of the book than the book itself. I love how the story makes us think about what it really means to be human. Is that what we do? Is that how we look? Would we be able to decipher whether we're right or wrong? I don't think so. That woke up my interest. Too bad it was drowned into my boredom. What a rambling girl I am.

I'll organize my review better. Sometimes we just can't, remember? Oh, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure that I'm safe in France. I mean, who the hell cares about France? Aliens always go to the US anyway. Sorry guys. I loved talking with you all. I'm sort of kind of immensely freaked out worried because: Hey, confusing much?

I'm one of those - I don't really like aliens? In books? Go figure But I can't ignore the hype anymore. Let's do this. I need to work on my stubbornness. Someday For more of my reviews, please visit: View all 58 comments. Feb 28, Steph Sinclair rated it liked it Shelves: There's no doubt in my mind that most people are going to be captivated with The 5th Wave. It's engaging, features a witty protagonist, mystery, the right amount of anticipation and a romantic story line.

Not to mention, it happens to be one of Penguin's big titles and had a lot of marketing money poured into it. It's not everyday that an ARC crosses my threshold with such a soft cover. Nor are they usually accompanied by beat up Teddies and survival bags. I had seen the reviews surfacing and sho There's no doubt in my mind that most people are going to be captivated with The 5th Wave.

I had seen the reviews surfacing and shouting praise left and right, including Kat. And for most of the novel, I was right there with most people who loved the story, rooting for Cassie. Yancey sets up the world perfectly and there's little fault to be found there.

The narration is introduced by Cassie, who tells the reader of her life before the aliens came and the 4 waves that subsequently wiped out most of the human population. Her story, like the many others shown later, is not a happy one. She's suffered the death of both of her parents and the separation from her 6 year old brother, Sam. I quite enjoyed her as a main character and found her humorous despite her grim situation.

Her fierce determination to save her brother from the unknown to her, at least horrors built just the right amount of anticipation to keep me turning page after page. One thing I didn't expect was the multiple narrations: The Silencer, Zombie and Sam though, he only narrates once, I believe. I'm surprised that I actually liked this style after a few reviews did mention it not working so well for them.

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I can definitely see it throwing readers off, but I thought it was pretty clever in the beginning. The way it switches back and forth, implanted a certain amount of doubt to the point where I there were times where I wasn't sure who was actually human or alien. Still all of that just wasn't enough to keep away my rising disappointment.

There was the beginning where I'd learned about waves and how horrifying they were. I had to take a moment and hug Sam's teddy.

It was a depressing situation and I needed cuddles. Then, Sam is taken away, Cassie is shot in the leg and I'm not sure if she's going to make it. And some Other Stuff happens, like a bunch of people getting all killed off at once, and I found myself flipping pages super duper fast.

I couldn't wait to find out what the 5th alien wave actually was. But that's when things start going downhill for me, because all of a sudden there's this weird insta-love romance that was, IMO, not done well at all. I get that Yancey was going for the whole "What really makes us human? And having Cassie and The Silencer fall for each other was supposed to emphasize that, but c'mon.

The whole "I shot you in the leg because I couldn't bare shooting you in the head. Can't you see I'm in love with you?

Dare I say it? Yes, I think I shall. If Edward Cullen were an alien whose mission was to kill off remaining humans, but he instead falls in love with a girl, he would be The Silencer. The romance developed way too fast and had such a strange start with The Silencer following her through the woods, reading her diary, going through her belongings and shooting her in the leg that I just could find myself getting on board with it.

It was such a strange turn of events. One minute there's death, carnage and a struggle for survival and the next minute Cassie's in this farm with a guy who resembles Clark Kent from Smallville and he's baking her bread. This is also that part where the narrative changes really started to become jarring because we also were keeping track of Zombie a nickname for the character in the novel.

Every time we were in his point of view, I felt like I was in the midst of playing Call of Duty. So from going back and forth from those very different scenarios, I had to take a small break and ask Teddy a very frank question: But I went back to reading because I really wanted to see what this 5th wave was all about.

Unfortunately, that turned out to be the most disappointing aspect of the novel. Up until I found out what the 5th wave was, I thought these aliens were pretty badass. They came to earth with a plan and they knew exactly how to kill off humans very effectively. Take out human technology - Humans rely heavily on this for almost everything. I'd take this out first too. Natural disasters - You can easily wipe out most of biggest cites by taking out the coasts with tsunamis. Plague - One of the most effective way to kill off a bunch of people: You don't even have to do much here.

Just wait for them to die off. Silencers basically, think snipers - Pick off all the survivors. Kidnap all remaining children, including toddlers, nurse them back to health, feed them, train them military style and send them out to kill all the adults who they think are aliens but are really human. The aliens had a good thing going for them. Every thing made sense up until the 5th wave. But why would they go through so much trouble for the 5th wave?

The Silencers would have been just as effective or even more so, considering how fast they could take people out. They are faster, stronger, can see in the dark, etc. So, what's the point in wasting resources and years to train human children to kill human adults? My final verdict: The 5th Wave is definitely a page-turner and has plenty to offer a reader who enjoys science fiction.

Even though the romance fell flat and the plot's logical inconsistencies kept me from dishing out all my stars, it was still an enjoyable read. But despite the very strong start, ultimately, The 5th Wave didn't live up to the hype for me. Sorry, Kat. I fully expect your declarations of Review War in the mornin'. ARC and teddy was received via the publisher for an honest review.

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No monies or favors were exchanged for a positive review, though, the teddy does look cool on my bookshelf. More reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog. View all 36 comments. Jul 28, Regan rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. Is it weird though that I preferred the Ben story line, but liked Evan waaaaay better? View all 9 comments. Jun 29, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: Old re read this book this month and it was even more amazing the second time around This book this book this book!

No wonder they are already making it into a movie without the series even being finished yet! I downloaded the sample of it on my kindle then instantly bought it after getting that small taste of it. This book surprised me in so many ways. The characters were witty, smart, and charming. I am counting the days till the next book comes out! Read review for this book and others on our blog: View all 16 comments. Jun 22, Jesse JesseTheReader rated it liked it.

I really enjoyed this book! I wouldn't say it blew my mind or anything, but it was entertaining. View all 24 comments. Una novela trepidante que engancha y te deja sin aliento.

View all 3 comments. Oct 04, Reading Corner rated it really liked it. I decided I'd get this book done before I see the film and boy was that a good decision. I loved the concept behind this book with the numerous waves eventually wiping out humanity and the mysterious aliens behind it. The idea unravels to become much more than a straightforward explanation or plot with many unpredictable moments involved.

I really couldn't predict this book, every time I tried I was wrong and I loved that. Yes, there was cheese and cliches at parts, especially in the dialogue but I decided I'd get this book done before I see the film and boy was that a good decision.

Yes, there was cheese and cliches at parts, especially in the dialogue but those were easy to overlook and the book is sprinkled with some comical lines.

The plot is enhanced with some great characters, Cassie, Sammy, Evan and Ben and the pov is switched between them all but mainly focuses on Cassie and Ben. I didn't prefer any pov as I enjoyed them all and the characters weren't whiny. None of the characters annoyed me and I quite liked them but to be honest I didn't connect with any of them.

What did bug me was their similar backstories, everyone had dead parents,ensuring the orphan story and usually, a younger sibling dead.

This book definitely captured my attention,a true page-turner as I finished the book in three days. The writing style was pleasant with some brilliant, memorable lines. The story pulls you in from the start and takes some fantastic turns with some difficult situations which made me ask myself What would I do? The story paired with great writing was a delight to read, making me glad I picked this book up and I am now very excited to see the film!

View all 31 comments. Nov 13, Anja H. This was good! I mean, like, extremely, terrifyingly good! I expected this to be yet another overhyped book series, but boy was I wrong!

This is the first Rick Yancey novel I ever read and it completely blew me away, I don't even know where to start. I wonder why I haven't read this earlier, I feel like such an idiot for only deciding to start reading this because I saw that the movie adaption was almost being released! And now that I've read this, I can't wait till February 12th so I can go see the movie. Yeah, here in Belgium it's being released almost 3 weeks later than in the US, it sucks. I loved this book so much, I can't even find a single thing I didn't like!

I mean, it took me about 30 pages before I fully got into this, but after that, I breezed through and before I knew it, I finished it. Rick Yancey's writing is just phenomenal!

At first, you really don't know where he's going with all the different POV's and so many characters and events happening at the same time, but in the end everything came together really nicely and all the character's adventures built up to the big revelation in the end!

There wasn't a single character that I disliked, they were all just so real and easy to relate to. Cassie was the perfect heroine, she was badass and sassy and seriously funny at all the right times. Zombie's chapters were a little darker and showed the other side to the alien invasion, but I loved his perseverance and loyalty.

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And Evan, oh Evan. He completely stole my heart, he's such a sweetheart and uuurgh, he better return in the next book or I'm going to be seriously pissed! Cassie and Sammy's relationship was so adorable as well!

I was so glad when they were finally reunited, I was nearly in tears! You could really tell throughout the book how much they cared for each other. Even though you got POV's from about 4 different characters which I would usually find a bit much , I grew really emotionally attached to all of them!

They all had great character development and there never was a dull moment with any of them. I loved how everything eventually fit together like a really good puzzle. Overall, this novel constantly kept me on my toes and managed to surprise and completely baffle me several times. It was a rollercoaster I'll never forget and I can't wait to start the next book in this series asap! I can already predict that this is going to be one of my favorite book series of all time.

To everyone who hasn't read this yet, go do it now, I promise you won't regret it!! View all 8 comments. Me ha gustado mucho el libro! Aunque creo que es mas un 4. La historia mantiene el misterio, vas descubriendo poco a poco una gran cantidad de datos alarmantes que te intrigan mas y mas.

View all 12 comments. Mar 07, Daiane rated it liked it Shelves: They even had promo posts on the subway. The quotes were really interesting and the thing about a strong heroine in an alien invaded earth, how can it be that bad? And then we can add the alien-earth romance to have the spicy in the food. Well, it was promising enough. It should have been. The writing in this book is really beautiful. It was beautiful, f -- Tried to reread it because of the movie but I still don't get it: It was beautiful, funny and direct.

It has great quotes that makes you think about life and how small we are in the universe. Also, how ridiculous we can be with capitalism. How people think that they are better than others because they have more money but after death, they are just the same.

By killing us, they showed us the idiocy of stuff. The guy who owned this BMW? I usually like books with a lot of POVs. This one has it, a lot. The narration is captivating.

There are action everywhere and I love when I have this hunger to know what will happen next. However, the hunger wasn't really present while I was reading this book.

As it starts between 4th wave and 5th wave, Cassie One of the POVs use flashbacks to tell us what happened in the others waves and how she ended where she was.

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So everything wasn't surprising because we new how it would end. Also, between the flashbacks we had some what-is-happening-now narrative. So it was kinda confusing. Past-present-past-present-past-oh-wait,-I'm bleeding-now-in-the-present. A lot was happening and nothing was happening.

A lot happened in the past, but almost nothing was happening in the present. I wish the book just started from the 1st wave. Aside from the flashbacks, having all the different views took out the element of surprise. Everything was so predictable or sometimes I thought people were just so dumb The really down part for me was the romance. Really empty without real feelings and made no sense. She liked him because he was handsome and, as there were not a lot of girls alive, he was giving her attention.

He stopped his alien domination for a plain human because There is no because. He just did it for no apparently reason. I feel this is just one more Edward-Bella story all over again, The pray turns into the love interest without logic behind it.

She liked the supposed now dead alien, he may I don't get it so may like the other girl. Maybe the problem is with me so I would still recommend it. View all 30 comments. Jul 13, Andie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why oh why did I wait so long to read this!? This book gripped me from the very first page and didn't let up even when it ended.

I need more! The world building was phenomenal and the picture painted was so real, I could see it play by play in my head. And Rick's story telling ability is a work of art. I loved the way he told the story from didn't pov's and the inner monologues of his characters were the best! Especially Cassie, she's a riot!

It felt like it was one thing after another and the a Why oh why did I wait so long to read this!? It felt like it was one thing after another and the action never let up. My heart was in a constant state of pounding in anticipation of what's to come and my fingers were a little sore after I finished from gripping the book so tight lol. Loved everything about this book and I now can't wait for The Infinite Sea to come in the mail, which I ordered right after finishing.

Nov 01, Clumsy Storyteller rated it it was amazing Shelves: Silencer The story is about Aliens invading earth to kill all humans,because we're the monsters destroying the earth, and they're saying it from us, cassie is trying her best to survive and protect her brother sammy, view spoiler [After her mother and father's death hide spoiler ].

View all 14 comments. It was published on May 7, by G. Putnam's Sons. The story follows year-old Cassie Sullivan as she tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of alien invasions that have decimated the Earth's population. Jun 21, Thomas rated it really liked it Recommended to Thomas by: Rick Yancey writes about an alien invasion of the earth that takes place over several waves.

Our protagonist, Cassie, has lost everyone - except for her younger brother Sammy, who she has made it her sole mission to rescue. Yancey shows us many characters' perspectives, including Ben Parish, a former high school football player Cassie once had a crush on, who now fights against the Others in an attempt to save the wo 4.

Yancey shows us many characters' perspectives, including Ben Parish, a former high school football player Cassie once had a crush on, who now fights against the Others in an attempt to save the world. I loved the tight and fast-paced plot of this story, its themes of trust vs.

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Yancey takes us right into the action while unfolding The 5th Wave 's backstory at a solid speed. Throughout the book I found myself whisper-screaming "oh my Grande, oh my Grande, oh my Grande" in anticipation of the characters' actions. While I cheered on Ben the most, I also found myself rooting for Cassie and Evan's relationship, which surprised me because I tend to stray away from quick romances. Perhaps Cassie's wit and her fight for independence within the relationship won me over.

I wanted just a little more from the characters in The 5th Wave. While I hoped for all of their survivals - I guess it would have been cruel if I did not - I detected some areas for development, which may take place in the second book. Now that this installment has worn off some of the story's more mysterious intrigue, I wonder where its sequel, The Infinite Sea , will take it. Overall, recommended to fans of young-adult science-fiction and dystopia, as well as to those who want to see the movie.

Hoping the second book delves even deeper than the first. Apr 03, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: